Founded in 1861, The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is Australia's oldest public art gallery.

The NGV now has two campuses:

  • The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square (opened November 2002); and
  • NGV International at St Kilda Road (opened 1968, re-opened December 2003).

The NGV's collection comprises over 71,000 works including paintings, sculpture, antiquities, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, furniture, fashion, textiles and multimedia. NGV artworks are stored at the Victorian Archives Centre in North Melbourne.

Key Facts 2015-16

  • Total income - $103.0 million
  • Value of assets (land, buildings & equipment) - $225.0 million
  • Value of collection - $3.8 billion
  • Creative Victoria's annual operational appropriation - $49.8 million (including additional project operating funding)
  • Creative Victoria's annual capital appropriation - $1.0 million
  • Number of attendances - 2.6 million
  • Number of website visits - 4.2 million
  • Number of participants in youth education programs - 98,793
  • Number of employees - 290 full-time equivalent
  • Number of members / friends - 26,410
  • Number of volunteer hours - 33,154 hours (equivalent to 4,362 full-time days)